- The Washington Times - Thursday, February 14, 2019

It took just a fortnight for the Democratic Party to reveal to the American people just who they are and what they stand for.

It began with Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, a politician whom his party likes to describe as “moderate,” described in a cold and clinical way the abortion policies he and his party are pushing at the state level under the guise of “women’s reproductive health.”

“The infant would be delivered,” Mr. Northam described sounding like the country pediatrician he was before entering the world of Democratic Party politics. “The infant would be kept comfortable. The infant would be resuscitated if that’s what the mother and the family desired, and then a discussion would ensue between the physicians and the mother.”

Democrats: The party of keeping babies comfortable after birth while their fate is discussed.

Then Mr. Northam had to stave off a firestorm when a photo from his medical school yearbook page revealed a man in a KKK hood next to a white man in clownish blackface. Apparently when the future governor wasn’t learning how to keep just-born infants comfortable before killing them, he was quite the racist jokester.

Mr. Northam immediately begged forgiveness for his transgression which occurred way back in 1984 when it was totally normal and acceptable to party in a Klan hood or in blackface (not the ‘80s most of us remember) and the next day he did a complete 180 and denied even being in the picture on his page in his yearbook. It was a simple error, after all he had appeared in blackface another time when performing as Michael Jackson.

Democrats: The party of blackface minstrel shows and Klan hoods.

Mr. Northam’s successor was seen as a savior for the party when it appeared the Virginia governor would not last another 24 hours. Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax is a young, black Democrat who is so radical on abortion he could have written Mr. Northam’s post-birth procedure talking points, but would have been much more enthusiastic in his delivery.

Mr. Fairfax then faced a credible and detailed accusation of an alleged sexual assault he committed against a colleague in 2004. NBC News and CNN reported that his private reaction to the allegations was a sensitive and caring “f—- that b—-h!” — which Mr. Fairfax denies along with the sex assault accusations.

By the end of the week, a second woman emerged with yet another detailed, credible allegation of sexual assault against Mr. Fairfax dating back to his college days. This allegation included contemporary, corroborating witnesses. Mr. Fairfax lost half his staff but stays in office demanding “due process,” a luxury Democrats refused to afford Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh when faced with sketchy, uncorroborated, contradictory accusations at his confirmation hearings.

Democrats: The party of unequal justice when politicians are accused of sexual assault.

Next came the Green New Deal ballyhooed by the young socialists in the congressional freshman class. It was immediately embraced by more senior Democrats wanting to appear woke with the kids. A fact sheet on the sweeping plan revealed modest 10-year goals like basically eliminating air travel, fossil fuels and the internal-combustion engines, plus a lament that ending cow farts might take longer.

Democrats: The party of light rail, tofu and the economic dark ages.

Then came the Democrats’ deal for border security, which limits the number of criminal illegal aliens whom federal law enforcement can detain after being apprehended when committing a crime.

Said Sen. Robert Menendez, New Jersey Democrat: “If a person has a driving while under the influence violation, [Trump] is now making that, saying that’s criminal.”

Yes, an illegal alien captured in the act of drunken driving in the neighborhood outside your 7-year-old’s elementary school should not face deportation or even be held for immigration officials to evaluate his case according to Democrat leaders.

The Democrats want the illegal-alien shoplifter right back in your store rather than in Honduras. They want the wife-beating illegal immigrant back with his family rather than in his own country.

Democrats: The party of keeping illegal-alien criminals in your neighborhood until they murder someone and then maybe we’ll keep them in an American jail for the rest of their lives.

OK, maybe that last one is too long for a bumper sticker, but we can work on it. The point is, the Democrats are telling us just who they are and what they’d do with more power.

Are the Republicans paying attention?

• Larry O’Connor writes about politics and the media for The Washington Times and can be heard weekday afternoons on WMAL radio in Washington. Follow Larry on Twitter @LarryOConnor.

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